These labels can be found on every Solar Photovoltaic (PV) System, and are used as warnings to protect the public. In the solar industry, safety is paramount. Any mistake when operating or maintaining solar power can result in serious injury, so it’s important to understand the dangers and proper safety requirements. Solar energy, a power source that originates from the sun, is not inherently dangerous. However, once it has gone through the “Photovoltaic Effect”, sunlight is converted into electrical energy.
U.S. Presidents have historically championed conservation efforts, focusing on protecting nature and her resources. No President better exemplified these ideals than Theodore Roosevelt. In his seventh annual message to congress on December 3rd, 1907, he stated “We are prone to speak of the resources of this country as inexhaustible; this is not so. The mineral wealth of the country, the coal, iron, oil, gas, and the like, does not reproduce itself, and therefore is certain to be exhausted ultimately; and wastefulness in dealing with it today means that our descendants will feel the exhaustion a generation or two before they otherwise would.”